Sweden (i/ˈswiːdən/SWEE-dən; Swedish:Sverige[ˈsvæːrjə]listen), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860sqmi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of over 9.8 million. Sweden consequently has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54/sqmi), with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia.
Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats/Götar and Swedes/Svear and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, it expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire, which became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, beginning with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union.
The name of Sweden (Swedish Sverige[ˈsvær.jə]listen) is ultimately derived from the ethnonym of the Swedes.
The English name was loaned from Dutch in the 17th century to refer to Sweden as an emerging great power. Before Sweden's imperial expansion, Early Modern English used Swedeland.
The Old English name of Sweden was Sweoland or Sweorice, land or realm of the Sweonas, The Germanic tribes of the Sviar (Old NorseSvíþjóð). The name of the Sviar itself is derived from a Proto-Norse*Swihoniz, presumably a self-designation containing the Germanic reflexive *swe- "one's own, self".
The modern English name Sweden is exceptional in being loaned from Dutch. Before the gradual introduction of Sweden in the 17th century, English used Swedeland.
It is based on Middle DutchZweden, the Dutch name of Sweden, and in origin the dative plural of Zwede "Swede".
It has been in use in English from about 1600, first recorded in Scottish Swethin, Swadne.
Country names based on a dative plural in -n became productive in German and Dutch in the 15th century; compare German Italien "Italy", Spanien "Spain", Rumänien "Romania", Ungarn "Hungary".
This is the case with the diatom species Skeletonema marinoi, which has survived in the inlet waters next to Solstad mine in Sweden during the 400 years of intermittent mining operations there ... The diatoms on the bottom sediments in the inlet at the mouth of the Solstad mine retained traits not currently needed for future use.
Salming went from a small mining town called Kiruna in the northernmost reaches of Sweden to being one of the National Hockey League’s best defencemen of the 1970s in a time when the world was a much larger place.
... and also former mining activity ... BolidenGroup is one of the Nordic region’s key mineral producers with a diversified spectrum of operations, including active mines in five mining areas in Europe and five smelting and processing facilities across Norway, Sweden and Finland.
... and also former mining activity ... BolidenGroup is one of the Nordic region's key mineral producers with a diversified spectrum of operations, including active mines in five mining areas in Europe and five smelting and processing facilities across Norway, Sweden and Finland.
... Puolalaki Project in Sweden ... Click hereAlicanto Minerals Ltd (ASX.AQI) has intersected visual sulphide mineralisation in the first drill hole at the Skyttgruvan-Naverberg target along strike from the historically significant FalunMine within its Greater Falun Project in Sweden.
Henley, staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round on the El Camaleon course, had his advantage reduced to three when he missed a five-foot par putt on the par-5 fifth hole...LPGA ... This is a dream of mine for a long time.". Among the top nine finishers, Dryburgh and Sweden's Grant were the only ones not playing under the Japanese flag ... .
Moldova has banned crypto mining activities and the importation of its equipment because of the growing energy crisis, EPrimeFeed reported Oct ...Besides banning crypto mining ... Earlier in the year, Sweden made a case for banning Bitcoin mining due to its proof-of-work mechanism.
From Gotland in Sweden. With these analyses, the researchers have been able to establish that the copper was mined in two areas in what is currently Slovakia, for example ...Medieval ship found off the west coast of Sweden.
Concerns about the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining have increased over the past few years, and for good reason ... To sidestep debates over the deep sea, some companies and countries are turning to shallow seabed mining, under the assumption that it’s more sustainable than deep-sea mining.